Tag: Jason Smith

Repellant could keep dangerous beetles away from avocado trees

Redbay ambrosia beetles. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using some pleasant-smelling chemicals, avocado growers may soon be able to repel beetles that inject a potentially deadly fungus into their trees, saving fruit and money, University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists to present plant diagnostic data at D.C. conference

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Plant Diagnostic Center will help shed light on potentially devastating plant diseases at the 4th National Meeting of the National Plant Diagnostic… Read More

UF/IFAS expert helps solve 80-year mystery, as team identifies fungus killing Torreya trees

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An 80-year search for a tree killer has ended, says a University of Florida forest pathologist who helped identify the fungus that virtually wiped out the Florida… Read More